The World Surf League Nissan Super Girl Surf Pro, the specialty event held in Oceanside, witnessed two action-packed days of competitive surfing. The event featured WSL Championship Tour professional stars alongside surfings’ up and comers in a variety of team and individual heats.

Team California won the overall competition, and Team Lakey won the individual category in 4-6-foot surf. Oceanside 14-year-old, Caitlin Simmers, claimed the win alongside Lakey Peterson in both their team, Team Lakey, win and in the QS division, making Simmers the youngest Super Girl in the event’s history. Alana Nichols and Faith Lennox claimed the iconic Super Girl capes in the adaptive surf competition.

“Today was really fun with the waves getting way bigger and better with that hurricane swell, so Caity (Simmers) just gave me some of that local knowledge and told me where to go,” Peterson said. “There was a ton of opportunity and I think that’s good for competition when surfers can get a lot of waves, but we just kept gaining momentum all day. The future is very bright for Caity if this is what she wants to do. I think she’s just a phenomenal surfer and everyone’s seen it around the world now.”

Oceanside’s Caitlin Simmers becomes the youngest winner in the history of Super Girl Pro at age 14. Valley News/David Canales photo

“I was pretty nervous being teamed up with Lakey (Peterson) because she’s really good and she’s a really cool person,” Simmers said. “It was great to see all the people here supporting me, I thought that was super nice to have that backing. It also made me a little nervous, but I just went out and surfed my best. I’m stoked to be on the winning team and get my first Super Girl cape at home.”

In the Super Girl Pro’s adaptive surfing competition, Alana Nichols and Faith Lennox took out the wins in their respective heats. Nichols now adds the Super Girl title to her resume alongside her three Paralympic Gold Medals and 2010 Paralympic Sportswoman of the Year title. In only her second time competing at the Super Girl Pro, Lennox claimed her first win following her stellar performance in Oceanside.

“Surfing is my creative outlet,” Nichols said. “Every other sport I’ve done is so linear, it’s so competitive from start to finish. Surfing is so creative, and it just makes me feel so free. I get to leave the wheelchair on the shore and it’s just truly freedom for me.”

“It was so fun,” Lennox said. “The current was kind of strong and the waves were really pumping, but I loved surfing out there with all my friends and being here with the professional surfers. Watching them and being a part of Super Girl is just so cool.”

Lakey Peterson of Team Lakey wins the individual category in the 4-6-foot surf competition. Valley News/David Canales photo

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